From the collaboration between Marcantonio and Qeeboo comes "Giraffe in Love" a dreamy-looking giraffe that supports a classic Maria Theresa style chandelier. “Giraffe in Love” represents irony and lightness; the giraffe is in love but she doesn't know it yet, because having her heart far from her head, she lives love without thoughts.
Marcantonio Raimondi Malerba was born in 1976 in Massalombarda, Italy. He attended the Art Institute and the Academy of Fine Arts.
Just graduated he begins to work in the theater scene and collaborating with architects on projects. Soon he begins to create unique pieces of design in parallel with a production of art, but step by step the two careers are beginning to become contaminated. So its design is enriched with artistic concepts. For over 10 years he worked for private or local public realizes. Connections between Man and Nature are his favorite theme; interpreting both dynamics and beauties of nature; showing Man’s attitude affecting the original. He loves thinking about his work as a direct continuation of what he used to do when he was a child, playing with everything he finds, and create what his mind imagined. Actually, looking for the aesthetic component and concept takes ideas from the same sources he created while playing, daydreaming with everything that normally surrounds him. He learned from Art how an idea could be elegant, that’s why he’s always looking for pure concepts and summary.
“I never give up irony; the irony is a serious matter. If a good idea is even fun, I cannot resist to realize it” Marcantonio.
Qeeboo is an Italian brand that produces furnishings and accessories, created and launched in 2016 by Stefano Giovannoni. His objects are emotional and narrative openly non-bourgeois and within everyone's reach; once created, they are entrusted to our interpretation so that they acquire a new life. Qeeboo takes up and reinterprets the icons of our imagination in a fantastic key and dresses them with an unexpected original patina made of emotion and imagination, presenting a collection of beautiful, ironic, and surprising objects. Extraordinary objects created under the careful direction of Stefano Giovannoni in collaboration with the most eclectic international designers, integrating different styles and characters in a playful-narrative approach.